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There is Joy Still
Faith / Medical

There is Joy Still

I just reread a post I wrote two years ago, shortly after receiving my ALS diagnosis. Sometimes it’s hard to see my disease progression because it’s fairly slow. But in the past 24 months, I have lost the ability to do standing transfers, write, type, to dress, bathe or feed myself, to speak clearly on … Continue reading

G Tube Adventure: Healing
Medical

G Tube Adventure: Healing

The first couple of days were rough, but healing has progressed rapidly since then. This week, we returned to the hospital for “button” removal (three stitches.) The G tube site is healing well and each day I feel less discomfort. Our Home Health nurse has checked on me several times, providing wound care instruction along … Continue reading

His Birthday
Happenings

His Birthday

[Fanfare intro, Fireworks, Confetti] Friday is Alan’s birthday. He may be a trifle annoyed that I just proclaimed this to the entire intertoobz but… there it is. What fun it has been these past 37 years to shop for gifts and cards – usually one mushy and one funny! – and to go out to … Continue reading

Simple Gifts
Happenings

Simple Gifts

Some of my favorite gifts come in the form of people. This past week, I had the joy of visiting with several that I don’t see often. My regular Thursday afternoon pattysitter™ has been out of town so others have been filling in for her. This last week my brother’s wife took the afternoon off … Continue reading